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  1. Have to say it's Find it so disappointing to see that despite the vocal opinions being displayed here, only one topic exists in the Beta match engine bug forum thus far.... I've posted my 2 cents over there and will follow it up with some PKM's and some data later, would be great if this leads to a tweak before the final patch is made public.
  2. Since updating the Beta I've seen more through balls than before and a bit of better movement from the strikers and plenty of clear cut chances being created but not converted. I'm noticing a lot of blocked shots, woodwork and keepers making saves. Some of these have been down to my players striking right at the goalkeeper (Man Utd with players with high decisions/composure etc). Most goals now come from FKs, Corners....The odd open play goal will come from a great counter but I've yet to slice open an opposition team who are camping in their own half trying to defend for their lifes which with United is majority of teams I face! This is what I believe is creating the shortage of goals, striker movement and players passing forwards isn't great but I don't believe it's the issue right now. Players not making good shots (straight at the keeper) and the ping pong collision of shots into defenders/straight at keepers is a cause. Woodwork also seems to be an issue, In every match since updating my team hits the woodwork at least once. Many matches both teams are hitting the woodwork alot. I had one game where I hit it 4 times and my opponents hit it twice. I'll provide some evidences and PKMs from my matches later (in work now). I'm also started a new game completely with this update and plan on holidaying through the season and reviewing all data at the end. I'll provide SI with some insight from my research. Just want to also note, that for me the match engine has gotten better in this update and if frequency of goals can can go up by improving conversion rate of CCC or tweaking shots being blocked it will be the best engine in a long while for my reckoning....My main concern is that this is just too much to fix for this game and we go back to the cycle of waiting for FM20 and hoping the shortcomings in that Match Engine (there will always be problems in them) aren't enough to kill the game....For me though as right now, having strikers that don't score in open play is ruining things for me.
  3. I love the new Training Module in FM19. However, I think an improvement could be made to the Match practice slot. Similar to the pre-season friendly against reserves when taking over a club. Allow this to be a slot to actually experiment with the match engine. Let me take over and review this match. This could be highly beneficial if I want to try something new to counter the opposition. I can set my team up and see how well this works on the field. Similar, I know my team struggle against a certain formation. I can set up a match practice to play against this formation. Alternatively this could be an opportunity to allow me to invite other teams to play against my team in a behind closed doors friendly?
  4. I'd love to see more staff roles being included in the game. Perhaps Kitmen also, most kit men though are just general members of the local community the club originates from and I don't propose that SI researches into every clubs kitman, but perhaps create generic / newgens for this role. Probably way too complex to code but if your kitmen has a good marketing attribute he could rotate your teams kits so as to help create more exposure and then higher merch sales. Sports Psychologsts/Nutrition Specialis/Tactical Analys could be useful also. Psychologists could help focus and prepare players for big games or helping focus lower mentality players when they get distracted as well as helping to train players mental stats. Nutrition experts could help players physical stats such as recovery after games/injuries and or for example you have a player too light/weak who plays CB, and is getting knocked around. Request the nutriotion expert helps beef him out which could then aid his strength development. Tactical Analysts could be used to give you the breakdown on your next opposition, review last matches, help you the manager work on your tactics. I believe all clubs these days have these roles employed in the club and FM should have them also.
  5. I don't even think United could make that amount for soft drink partnership and they're the king of sponsors!!
  6. I think they are aware that it's more prevalent in right backs. To me this is the worst fault of the game. I tested with 2 players playing a game at right back. One a natural and one who was rated as uncomfortable. The natural got a 7.8 rating in one half, the uncomfortable got a 8.2 in the second half (and got man of the match) despite the fact I got beat. LB can be a problem also...but RB is consistent. In my 1st holiday save. Richards, Bellerin, Zabaletta and Clyne were in the top 8 for highest average ratings.
  7. I only brought that up as an example based on the previous poster asking if I ever owned a car or cooker, and if I expected a free update everytime there was an advance in technology. I've since recieved an infraction for that statement despite the fact I didn't compare FM to a Car. I just used an example that was very much valid to a post indicated at me. I'm done talking about this. I used to have good convos on these forums, now I seem to be a trouble maker.
  8. Please point out to me where I indicated that too many crossed goals worries me equally with cracking my head off a steering wheel? I don't believe I did. I used it as a relevant example in relation to another post unless I've missed something in my post?
  9. "Do you own a car, a cooker? When safety improvements are made to the new designs you don't get them automatically - but why? You bought a year 20xx model so why are you not getting the benefits of the 200xx+1 model?" Improvements in technology are different than acknowledged flaws. SI has acknowledged that there is problems which they are investigating, with the view to fixing in FM17. My 2005 Nissan Almera recently got a callback because of a fault in the airbag. This was after 11 years, they realised there was a manufacturing fault and wanted the car returned to a dealership so they could investigate and correct any issues. Nissan don't call me if they have a breakthrough in new developments and give me the latest update nor would I expect them to. I do agree with the "where do you stop?" But I would point out in my opinion, there seems to be more people complaining of more issues in this years final product than any other version passed. Usually by the last patch we have some users complaining of some little issues. This year we have people complaining about the issue with crosses, people complaining about AI rotation or my own biggest gripe the FB ratings being overpowered. It is impossible for SI to please everyone and I've never had issues before, but I'm not playing FM16 and I don't plan on buying FM17. I'm obsessed with this game and it feels like a hole in my life knowing that this could be the last game I play, certainly going to be difficult getting through the summer months.
  10. I've give up on complaining on the issues in the game and got into a childish fight with a moderator which was wrong of me. I said I wouldn't say another word on this issue but but I did read a great suggestion. How about when they fix the match engine for FM17 they patch FM16 with the new match engine changes? Something like that could only win back fans. FM for me is the only thing I'm guaranteed to buy year in / year out. However, I won't be buying 17 based on my inability to enjoy 16...If 16 gets a patch even if it's October, I'd likely buy the game again. Saying that the problems are being reviewed and being worked on for future versions is not right, I appreciate that it is a complicated fix and resources must be allocated to the next version at this stage. But after purchasing this game, to hear that it's going to be fixed is brilliant, but to get the fixes I have to buy a new game? What did my investment in this years get me.
  11. Now we can't evaluate how many people are experiencing the same issues (out of 27 people who voted 66.66 have experienced the issues) that indicates that it's not a small spread of players experiencing it. Maybe a small spread of users feel it's game breaking, and game breaking is a matter of personal preference which isn't an accurate value for research purposes, (I'm a researcher for a living) research should always be based on facts and personal opinion should never be used as an overall method of gauging anything. However, the majority are experiencing the problem. I don't really think any issue is truly game breaking, all of them together though make it unenjoyable. First FM ever where I've ever had so many issues left in the final game, and this is why I won't gamble on paying for a game that I worry won't please me next year again. A lot of people who don't post on the forms are possibly casual gamers or just don't care about the net...I know a lot of my friends who still play it aren't as hardcore into the game as I still am. They play it but don't really pay attention to anything unless its a crash. Unfortunately for me, the game is unplayable and it seems to be one of the best games in a long time which is even more frustrating for me. None of the issues make it unplayable by themselves, but all added up. It's not a realistic game for me. Issues I can't look past: Crosses, I've adjusted my tactics as best I can, but it's still happening at times for both myself & AI....And then the AI games are crossfests...This I can ignore. FBs ratings/assists, this is probably hand in hand with the crossing issues. In the PREM league. 4 out of top 10 are full backs, I holidayed for 10 years and a FB has one one of the end of year awards in every situation. As I don't have time to watch matches I usually just stick to key highlights and try my best to follow the commentary but I depend on the ratings for seeing if my players are having a bad day. In one game, Darmian cost my team 3 goals but assisted 1 (dodgy crossing) but still managed a 7.4 rating. I analysed this and the amount of times he was caught out of position, gave away the ball or missed a tackle / interception was incredible. I'd have subbed him out if the rating showed he was struggling as I was narrowly holding a lead....but as his rating looked good I kept him on and in the last 20 minutes he fell apart and cost us 2 goals which cost us the game. Having a broken rating system is a huge issue....but not surprising considering we have a flawed match engine also. AI lack of Squad Rotation: So many players are playing the full 38 games a season in the league which is not common in this day and age even for smaller clubs (GKS aisde). One or two players at every club might make the full 38 games but most teams are having either half or over half play the full 38 games....This then leads to incredible stats for goals. Jamie Vardy played 38 times and scored 42 goals in the Premier League, Romelu Lukaku played 38 and scored 36, Vardy is having a wonderful season IRL, I looked into the game and he managed to score a few hat tricks /braces but he also went a lot of games without goals. If he didn't play every game his goal tally would have been more realistic and probably more closer to the 30 goal mark. Pretty much the same with Lukaku. For me, the 1st one is an annoying pain which I shouldn't have to compromise my ideal playing style to address, but it's no big deal. The second two kill realism, having so many players playing full games which affect their goal tallys/development of other squad players as well then impacts on long term games. For me, it's a sad day that I can't play my favourite game, but I've noticed a growing trend that every year the game has more and more issues which are not being addressed in final patches. I'm done with FM17 though, the whole we'll fix it for 2017 is a joke. I paid for FM16, telling me FM17 will be brilliant is a disgrace. Are you going to give me 17 free based on the fact I can't play 18... Even at that...FM17 is likely to have it's own newn problems that won't be fixed until FM18... I understand they are complex problems. But perhaps they should have been more focused on improving what they have rather than adding a pointless feature like manager appearance. I long miss the days where all we had was text commentary."
  12. I take that on board and point well made. Everything in my previous post still stands. I know my refusing to shell out the £40 next year or any other years won't hurt SI games in the slightest.
  13. A lot of people who don't post on the forms are possibly casual gamers or just don't care about the net...I know a lot of my friends who still play it aren't as hardcore into the game as I still am. They play it but don't really pay attention to anything unless its a crash. Unfortunately for me, the game is unplayable and it seems to be one of the best games in a long time which is even more frustrating for me. None of the issues make it unplayable by themselves, but all added up. It's not a realistic game for me. Issues I can't look past: Crosses, I've adjusted my tactics as best I can, but it's still happening at times for both myself & AI....And then the AI games are crossfests...This I can ignore. FBs ratings/assists, this is probably hand in hand with the crossing issues. In the PREM league. 4 out of top 10 are full backs, I holidayed for 10 years and a FB has one one of the end of year awards in every situation. As I don't have time to watch matches I usually just stick to key highlights and try my best to follow the commentary but I depend on the ratings for seeing if my players are having a bad day. In one game, Darmian cost my team 3 goals but assisted 1 (dodgy crossing) but still managed a 7.4 rating. I analysed this and the amount of times he was caught out of position, gave away the ball or missed a tackle / interception was incredible. I'd have subbed him out if the rating showed he was struggling as I was narrowly holding a lead....but as his rating looked good I kept him on and in the last 20 minutes he fell apart and cost us 2 goals which cost us the game. Having a broken rating system is a huge issue....but not surprising considering we have a flawed match engine also. AI lack of Squad Rotation: So many players are playing the full 38 games a season in the league which is not common in this day and age even for smaller clubs (GKS aisde). One or two players at every club might make the full 38 games but most teams are having either half or over half play the full 38 games....This then leads to incredible stats for goals. Jamie Vardy played 38 times and scored 42 goals in the Premier League, Romelu Lukaku played 38 and scored 36, Vardy is having a wonderful season IRL, I looked into the game and he managed to score a few hat tricks /braces but he also went a lot of games without goals. If he didn't play every game his goal tally would have been more realistic and probably more closer to the 30 goal mark. Pretty much the same with Lukaku. For me, the 1st one is an annoying pain which I shouldn't have to compromise my ideal playing style to address, but it's no big deal. The second two kill realism, having so many players playing full games which affect their goal tallys/development of other squad players as well then impacts on long term games. For me, it's a sad day that I can't play my favourite game, but I've noticed a growing trend that every year the game has more and more issues which are not being addressed in final patches. I'm done with FM17 though, the whole we'll fix it for 2017 is a joke. I paid for FM16, telling me FM17 will be brilliant is a disgrace. Are you going to give me 17 free based on the fact I can't play 18... Even at that...FM17 is likely to have it's own newn problems that won't be fixed until FM18... I understand they are complex problems. But perhaps they should have been more focused on improving what they have rather than adding a pointless feature like manager appearance. I long miss the days where all we had was text commentary.
  14. Another interesting thing I've discovered whilst holidaying to test the long term game....United signed Saido Behrahino for 18.5 million in August 2017, sold him in January 18 for 10.5, only to buy him back again for 15.25 in June 18. I checked his form with his club he joined after United, thinking he had perhaps shown incredible form. But he played 2 times for Spurs in those 6 months....Scoring no goals.
  15. How do you go about editing to help out, improving managers stats, like what ones? I'm happy to give it a shot, not ideal but at least I can still play my favourite game and having a challenge is what I like. After holidaying two saves, I'm finding another problem that won't ruin the game but made it terribly unrealistic. Full backs ratings, Hector Bellerin won Footballer of the year. Good player but he's never going to win that award, especially not in a season, where Lukaku scores 36 goals in a premier league season, grabs 13 assists and single handedly almosts fires Everton to 3rd in the premier league. Holidaying my second season and in October the top 10 rated players, 4 of them are full backs. Bellerin again is second in the rating.
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